Crypte archéologique de l'Ile de la Cité

7 parvis de Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II - 75004 Paris

Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis - 4e Arrondissement

What's on?

Following a serious fire on 15 April 2019 at Notre-Dame Cathedral, the archaeological crypt on the Île de la Cité is closed. The reopening is scheduled for September 9, 2020.


Beneath the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral square is the most important archaeological crypt in Europe, offering a unique look at the urban and architectural evolution of the Île de la Cité. Visitors can discover the foundations and vestiges of buildings which were constructed between the Gallo-Roman era and the 18th century. Slide shows, models, and guided tours for adults and children complete the visit.


  • Archéologie
  • Histoire
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Visitor tools

Audio guides in French, English, Spanish (€3); listening time: 30 minutes.

Educational activities

Discovery walking tours of the crypt. 7/9 year olds - 8/12 year olds.

Coach park

Behind the Notre-Dame cathedral (chevet).

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price : €9 ; Reduced price : €7.

Group tour

Information and booking required on +33 (0) 1 44 59 58 31, or 58 32, or 58 56. 10 to 25 people. Visit duration: 60-90 minutes.


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Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on certain holidays.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Crypte archéologique de l'Ile de la Cité

7 parvis de Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris

  • Subway - Cité
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 85, 96

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Handicap moteur : présence d'un élévateur d'accès. Absence de sanitaires dans la crypte et zone "vieux port" non accessible aux personnes en fauteuil roulant.
- Handicap visuel : visite tactile et visite en LSF une fois par mois.
- Handicap auditif : audioguides et boucles magnétiques individuelles.

Museum in the same district: Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

Museum in the same arrondissement: 4th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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